Joy Division

In the GERMAN HISTORY part of the store,
nestling between the bestselling tomes
on Adolf’s sex and Adolf’s mind,
The Beginner’s Guide to Cunnilingus.

Everything you could need to know –
minora, majora. I push it away,
fight to recall the reason I’m here,
sadness and hate on a worldcracking scale.

V2 rockets, life’s too short.
What is a clitoris? Where to find it.
Strength through joy, death is a bore.
Advanced manoeuvres, flanking the spot.

I keep diving back for one more glance.
Picture the heart of the girl, I assume,
who placed it there to wake up my day.
Make love, not war, if you get the chance.

Graham Fulton

If you have any comments on this poem, Graham Fulton would be pleased to hear from you.